The Role and Responsibilities of a General Contractor

If you are considering a remodel of your home, you might be looking into options for contractors. You will quickly discover that you will need to work with several subcontractors for different areas of the remodel, such as plumbing, wiring, cabinets, counters, etc. Each craft requires a different professional. Keeping up with all of these contractors and organizing the remodel can be a chore that most people are unprepared for.

This is when you want to use a general contractor. Many people think that a general contractor does all of the work of a remodel on their own, but this is usually not the case. A general contractor provides all of the materials and services necessary to complete your project. That means that some of the work they will do themselves, but other parts of the work will be given to trained and experienced subcontractors.

The job of the general contractor is to manage all of these vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors to ensure the timely success of your remodeling project. They make sure that everyone is on the same page and that services are performed as needed. 

General contractors have many other responsibilities, including:

  • Maintaining quality control of all services and installations of vendors or subcontractors
  • Supplying all building materials, tools, and specialized equipment needed for the remodel
  • Ensuring safety on the job site
  • Applying for building permits
  • Managing and supervising workers on site
  • Monitoring schedules and budgets

Basically, it is up to the general contractor to make sure that your project goes smoothly from beginning to finish. They take on all of the responsibilities and duties of getting the job done so that you can sit back and relax, worry-free.

If you are looking for a general contractor for your remodel, contact us today to learn how we can help you meet your renovation goals.